DeepSec Talk 2022: We Are Sorry That Your Mouse Is Admin – Windows Privilege Escalation Through The Razer Co-installer – Oliver Schwarz

Sanna/ September 26, 2022/ Conference/ 0 comments

Device-specific co-installers have repeatedly allowed for Windows privilege escalation. Through Windows’ plug’n’play concept, attackers don’t need to rely on any pre-installed software on the victim client. All they need is a peripheral device associated with the vulnerable driver – or simpler, a hacking device that simply impersonates such device. In this talk, I’ll will report on his responsible-disclosure journey for a DLL hijacking in the Razer Synapse service for gaming devices. The journey starts with me trying to fake a vulnerability and suddenly realizing that the vulnerability is actually real. It continues with a support team that apologized to me for my escalated privileges. You will also learn about a number of fixing attempts and insights about Windows’ access control that helped to circumvent these attempts. The final twist: we recently discovered that the

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DeepSec 2019 Talk: Well, That Escalated Quickly! – A Penetration Tester’s Approach to Windows Privilege Escalation – Khalil Bijjou

Sanna/ September 4, 2019/ Conference, Security

Since the early stages of operating systems, users and privileges were separated. Implemented security mechanisms prevent unauthorized access and usage of data and functions. These security mechanisms have been circumvented a number of times, which has led to steady improvements. Nevertheless, attackers find new vulnerabilities and security holes. Security experts often encounter Mirosoft® Windows endpoints or systems and gain low privileged access. To fully compromise the system, privileges have to be escalated. Windows contains a great number of security concepts and mechanisms. These render privilege escalation attacks difficult. Penetration testers should have a sound knowledge base about Windows components and security mechanisms in order to understand privilege escalation concepts profoundly and to apply them properly. Khalil’s presentation at DeepSec 2019 imparts knowledge on Windows required to understand privilege escalation attacks. It describes the most

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